Self-detoxing from alcohol addiction is not something you want to attempt on your own, any more than you would attempt to treat any other type of serious medical condition without obtaining advice and support from qualified professionals. When a person has been drinking heavily for months or years, they cannot simply stop their alcohol use all at once and expect that they will not experience any negative consequences.
Why Alcohol Withdrawal Requires Professional Supervision And Treatment
An alcoholic can expect to go through withdrawal when they are not drinking regularly. Trying to detox independently is not a wise decision. The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be uncomfortable and dangerous if done without professional supervision and treatment. They include the following:
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
- Loss of Appetite
- Risk of Developing DTs (Delirium Tremens)
In addition to dangerous withdrawal symptoms, detoxing by yourself greatly increases relapse by making it much more difficult to abstain from having just one more drink, thus starting the cycle again.
Not utilizing professional detox and treatment can also be dangerous due to the risk of developing a more severe form of withdrawal symptoms called delirium tremens (DTs). DTs can be life threatening, and for that reason individuals need to be monitored and treated by a professional and experienced medical team during detoxification.
Symptoms Of DTs include:
- Elevated pulse, temperature and blood pressure
Advantages Of Medical Detox For Alcohol Addiction
When an individual enters a detox facility to get treatment for alcohol addiction, they get the benefit of help and support from an entire professional team who will be with them every step of the way. Their physical and emotional condition will be closely monitored throughout the process. With medical detox, various measures may be offered to make the process safer and more comfortable.
This stage of the process can also be used to start working on some of the elements of an alcohol treatment program, which needs to follow detox, for long term success. The work started during detox can be built on during formal treatment, which should be customized to suit the needs of each individual.
Every individual who seeks help for an alcohol addiction has specific needs and goals. To offer only one type of help and expect it to be a good fit simply does not work. When a medically supervised detox program is combined with an individualized treatment program, it greatly increases an individual’s chances of success at achieving long-term sobriety than trying to go it alone.
Luxury Alcohol Rehab In NY
The Dunes East Hampton offers luxury alcohol rehab in NY. We evaluate each client to determine exactly what is needed to get to the cause of the addiction, including mental illness treatment and then we focus on the individual’s recovery goals. Our treatment plans include holistic therapies, nutrition counseling, aftercare and much more, all within a luxurious and private setting in the East Hampton’s in New York.
To find out about our luxurious and professional treatment programs for alcohol addiction, contact us today.